An attempted carjacking by a man with a knife last week, lead police on a motorcycle through Mill Valley — one suspect arrested, another still at large.
Officers responded to Caletti Construction, 495 Miller Ave., for report of a possible vehicle theft in progress on Fri., Oct. 11, just after 4 p.m., when a man and women appeared to be attempting to steal a supervisor vehicle.
According to police reports, the male suspect displayed a knife when confronted and told the victim he would cut him. The pair then fled across the street to a parked silver Harley Davidson Sportster, where they sped southbound on Miller Ave., towards Tam Junction.
Units from Mill Valley PD, the Marin County Sheriff’s Dept., CHP and State Parks were advised to be on the lookout for the motorcycle.
An officer from State Parks spotted a motorcycle with rider and passenger matching the description given on Shoreline Hwy. near Erica Rd, where he attempted to stop the motorcycle, but the riders fled westbound on Shoreline Hwy., towards the coast.
The duo was then spotted by a bicyclist headed down Sequoia Valley Rd., back towards Mill Valley.
An officer later found the motorcycle, parked on Marion Ave. at Florence Ave, and after a perimeter was established in the area, the female was arrested.
Authorities say an extensive search of the area was conducted, but the male suspect was unable to be located.
Laura Close, 32, of San Francisco, was booked at the Marin County Jail for possession of burglary tools, conspiracy and attempted vehicle theft.
The male was identified as Adam Pilger, 38 also of San Francisco is wanted for attempted vehicle theft, conspiracy, displaying a weapon, evading and making criminal threats.